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Picking Up the Pieces After a Flood

Dealing with serious flood damage at home is not the end of the world. And most importantly, it does not have to cost you an arm and a leg to get your home back into living condition again. In fact, you may find (like I did) that recovering from a flood gives you an opportunity to improve the look and feel of your home overall, and even to implement design options that increase the value of your property. I spent about a year fixing up my place after a pipe exploded while I was on vacation, and literally ruined everything inside from the flooring and walls, to my photos and important paperwork. So, I figured I could help others "pick up the pieces" and create a bigger ad better lifestyle at home by turning a flood situation into an opportunity, instead of dealing with it like a crisis.


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3 Easy Tips For Using Draperies To Minimize Your Migraine Pain

by Scott Gordon

If you have ever woken up or tried desperately to sleep through the pain, nausea and light sensitivity that are the agonizing reality of a migraine headache, you already know how important it is to limit the severity of your symptoms. Migraines are a serious health issue that impacts 38 million people in the United States. Buying the most appropriate draperies for the next time you get a migraine is the best step after seeking medical assistance. However, it is important to note that there are other factors to consider when making that purchase. Therefore, it is a good idea to consider the following tips before you commit to your purchase. 

First, Consider The Temperature In And Out Of The Room And Home

Research has suggested that many people who experience migraines may have their symptoms triggered as the result of temperature fluctuation. As a result, it may help you to consider the temperature blocking attributes of your draperies and the average temperature of your home. Stuffy rooms can trigger migraines, as can changes in humidity and temperature. 

Then, Choose The Right, Not Just The Darkest Or Thickest, Draperies

Instead of thick and heavy draperies that block light and moving air from entering the room you will be in, it may be more helpful to choose curtains that limit light and allow for more of the natural flow of air.  In addition, making sure that you have access to lighter blankets near your bed can keep you warm and more comfortable if you catch a chill. Unfortunately, trying to navigate across the room to turn on a fan or open the window when you may already be dizzy from your migraine could be much more challenging.    

Finally, Allow For Decreased Eye-Hand Coordination When Opening Or Closing Your New Draperies

Although you undoubtedly want to disregard the symptoms of your migraine as soon as possible after they are gone, you should take a moment to consider the impact of your migraine on your physical abilities. Specifically, vision difficulties that include difficulty seeing, diminished eye-hand coordination and migraines that present with auras are all too common for sufferers of this unique type of headache. When you need to open or close the draperies the next time you have a migraine, the use of a motorized control, in lieu of cords and tiebacks, is a minor change with a big benefit.

In conclusion, migraines are a significant health concern with no cure. While treatment is available, many people continue to suffer needlessly.  As part of your treatment and recovery plan, the above advice will be very helpful. Learn more about draperies by contacting a local company.